April 6, 2004

Belo television stations win 32 regional Murrow Awards, leading all competitors in Texas and the Northwest

Dallas, TX -- Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) said today that its television stations earned 32 Edward R. Murrow Awards in regional competitions across the country " winning nearly one-third of all the award categories for which they were eligible to compete. In Texas and the Pacific Northwest, Belo stations won half of the awards for which they were eligible.

Ten Belo stations won 32 of a possible 103 awards in six Murrow regions. In Region 6, which includes Texas and Oklahoma, Belo won 12 of a possible 24 awards. In Region 1, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, Belo won eight of 16 awards. Three Belo stations "KHOU-TV in Houston, KING-TV in Seattle/Tacoma, and KVUE-TV in Austin" won the award for overall excellence.

"Our Television Group's outstanding showing in the Murrow Awards demonstrates our core business approach: audiences prefer quality journalism, and revenues follow audiences," said Jack Sander, president/Media Operations. "Our stations' consistent commitment to quality builds large, durable audiences, which are the key to our ratings success and revenue growth."

A full list of Belo's regional Murrow Award winners follows:
RegionStationMarket SizeCategories
1KING-TVLargeOverall Excellence, Continuing Coverage, News Series, Newscast
1KGW-TVLargeSpot News Coverage, Web Site
1KTVB-TVSmallFeature Reporting, Web Site
5KMOV-TVLargeFeature Reporting, Spot News Coverage, Web Site
6KHOU-TVLargeOverall Excellence, Feature Reporting, Newscast, Videography, Writing
6WFAA-TVLargeNews Documentary, News Series, Web Site
6KVUE-TVSmallOverall Excellence, News Series, Sports Reporting, Videography
8WCNC-TVLargeFeature Reporting, Investigative Reporting, News Series, Sports Reporting, Writing
9WWL-TVLargeContinuing Coverage, Writing, Web Site
12WVEC-TVLargeWeb Site


The Radio-Television News Directors Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Regional winners are eligible for national awards that will be announced later this year.

About Belo
Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of Americas most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets) reaching 13.8 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates 10 cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers include The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. For more information, contact Scott Baradell, vice president/Corporate Communications at 214.977.2067.